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Thursday 25 December 2014

Tucci: I can't stand filming in 3D

Stanley Tucci is not a fan of filming in CGI
Stanley Tucci is not a fan of filming in CGI

Stanley Tucci has confessed he hates working with CGI in movies and finds filming them "humiliating", despite starring in new 3D adventure Jack The Giant Slayer.

The Devil Wears Prada star admitted sitting around in skin-tight suits covered in ping pong balls waiting for the special effects to be right was boring and embarrassing, and joked one day he fears actors will be replaced entirely.

Hollywood actor Stanley said: "I can't stand 3D. I really can't. I'm happy to go watch it but I don't work shooting in 3D. It's not fun. Nobody will tell you it's so fun shooting in 3D.

"We were all dressed in stupid outfits. It was pretty funny sitting around in chairs, everybody with little caps on, tight spandex things with little balls all over you. I'm not kidding. It's so humiliating!

"We had a lot of difficulty with the cameras, they broke down a lot and the crew was cursing them. Ultimately it looks amazing and you have to be patient, but when you're sitting around for 13 hours a day in soaking wet leather doublets, and you maybe get two shots off a day, it's kind of frustrating."

The Hunger Games star plays the villainous Lord Roderick in Bryan Singer's adventure film, based on the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, starring Nicholas Hoult and Ewan McGregor.

Stanley added: "I don't think technology is so great really. You end up doing a lot of stuff in front of green screen, that's not really very exciting for an actor. We're probably going to be replaced by digital-something soon!

"I'm hoping either I'll have enough money I won't have to worry about it at that point, or I'll be dead... They need voices for animation, but soon they'll figure that out too.

"I'll be honest, an independent film, you do it because you love it, but I think motion capture movies are the ones where you have to be paid a lot of money."

Jack The Giant Slayer is released in cinemas on Friday, March 22.

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